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National Guard’s Joint Staff Emphasizes Tactical Wellness
May 25, 2023
U.S. Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief, National Guard Bureau, provides opening remarks during aJoint Staff Tactical Wellness Event May 18, 2023, at the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center. The one-day event educated members on resources and practices to improve health and wellness.

National Guard Excels in U.S. Army Small Arms Championship
May 2, 2023
Competitors take their shots on Day Five of the 2023 U.S. Army “All Army” Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Ga., April 12-18, 2023.. Army and Air National Guardsmen from across the country dominated the competition.

Army Lab Provides Upgraded Mobile Labs to National Guard
April 12, 2023
Lennox Brown and Shelby Bartram test the functionality of the equipment inside an Analytical Laboratory Systems Modified Work Order mobile laboratory at a DEVCOM CBC facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, before clearing the system for deployment.

Training, ‘Speaking Up’ Key to Fighting Sexual Assault
April 6, 2023
Efforts to prevent sexual assault in the National Guard continue as senior leaders implement “lines of effort” to eradicate the ongoing problem.

Guard Chief Plans Fitness Initiative for Guard, Families
January 31, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers in the 1-254th Regional Training Institute's Infantry Advanced Leaders Course 22-02 take part in an Army Combat Fitness Test at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, New Jersey, March 23, 2022. Forty-three Active-Duty, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers attended the course, which focused on skills to lead squad- and platoon-sized units.

Guard Charges Forward with Electric Vehicle Conversion
January 25, 2023
As part of the National Guard’s larger initiative to replace its non-tactical vehicle fleet with hybrid or electric vehicles, the Colorado Army National Guard’s environmental quality program helped the COARNG replace five of its non-tactical fleet with electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid from 2019-2020, reducing gas and maintenance costs by $2,000 per vehicle.

Leaders Detail Future of National Guard
January 25, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the bureau's senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, discuss Hokanson's priorities for the National Guard -- people, readiness, modernization, and reform -- with reporters at the Pentagon Jan. 24, 2023.

Hokanson to Army Guard Leaders: Tell Our Story
January 13, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addresses senior Guard leaders from across the country during the director of the Army National Guard’s Green Tab Commanders Conference at the National Guard Professional Education Center, Camp Robinson, Arkansas, Jan. 11, 2023. Hokanson emphasized the Guard is an integral part of the Defense Department’s National Defense Strategy.

Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022
December 21, 2022
Spc. Megan Koszarek, an infantryman with the Alaska Army National Guard’s Avalanche Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, conducts a security sweep during a training exercise near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2022. The exercise's aim was to enhance the unit’s combat readiness and evaluate proficiency in an arctic environment.

First Lady Jill Biden: National Guard a 'beacon of hope' in times of need
November 28, 2022
First Lady Jill Biden is joined by National Guard family members, state adjutants general and National Guard senior leaders for a roundtable discussion on support for National Guard children in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington Nov. 28, 2022.

Hokanson: ESGR ‘empowers everything we do’
November 21, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, speaks to Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve state chair members and volunteers during the ESGR National Leader Meeting at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia, Nov. 18, 2022. ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between reserve component service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

Hokanson: Maintaining Joint Force Competitive Edge Requires Rapid Modernization, Innovation
November 3, 2022
A crew chief assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing taxis an F-35A Lightning II fifth generation aircraft assigned to the wing at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vermont, May 2, 2022. The aircraft departed to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to continue NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission along the Eastern Flank.

Guard Suicide Rates Stable as Prevention Efforts Increase
October 27, 2022
A Connecticut National Guard Soldier wears a "breaking the stigma" patch on his uniform at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks, Conn., Sept. 8, 2022. The patch was a project of the state's Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Program to raise awareness about the stigma of seeking help for mental health in the military.

National Guard Bureau Implements Sexual Assault, Harassment Prevention Initiatives
September 1, 2022
The National Guard Bureau is implementing changes to better fight sexual assault and harassment in the ranks with new prevention initiatives across the Guard force.

Hokanson: Individual Readiness Makes National Guard Always Ready, Always There
August 29, 2022
“The 2022 National Defense Strategy is clear,” Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson told National Guard leaders meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 29, 2022. “Mutually beneficial alliances and partnerships are an enduring strength. They are critical for achieving our objectives – and we have been doing it for almost 30 years.”

AFRICOM Hosts Senior Enlisted Conference
August 29, 2022
African partners take a photo together to mark their attendance at the African 2022 Senior Enlisted Leaders conference in Rome, Italy, in August 2022.

National Guard Chief Stresses Readiness as key to Homeland Defense
July 15, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Bert Tussing, director of Homeland Defense and Security Issues at United States Army War College, discuss the Guard's role in homeland defense at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command’s inaugural Homeland Defense Awareness Symposium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 14, 2022.

ESGR: A 50-year Bridge Between Employers, National Guard, Reserves
June 22, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, joins other distinguished guests in cutting cake during the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 50th Anniversary Commemoration in the Pentagon Auditorium in Washington June 22, 2022. ESGR is a Department of Defense program that was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Guard and Reserve component service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

National Guard Education Center Gets 1st Woman Leader
June 21, 2022
Army Col. Catherine L. Cherry receives the colors of the National Guard Professional Education Center from Lt. Gen. Jon A. Jensen, director of the Army National Guard, as she took command of the center during a change of command ceremony at the PEC’s Militia Hall at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, June 16, 2022. Cherry is the first woman to command the PEC, which was established as a training center in 1974.

Continued Investments Make Guard Effective, Chief Says
June 7, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense, during the National Guard and Reserve posture hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington June 7, 2022.